Private Project

Public Enemy Number One

From Executive Producer Ice-T. Public Enemy Number One is a documentary feature about the United States's war on drugs, focusing on major shifts in policy from Nixon to today, incarceration, racial biases, and solutions for the future.

  • Chris Chiari
    Producer
  • Robert Rippberger
    DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER/DP
    (7 Days in Syria, Strive, Face of Unity)
  • Ice-T
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
    Law & Order: SPU
  • Phil Viardo
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
  • Jeff Androsky
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
  • Gabriel Cullen
    EDITOR
  • Chris Larson
    ASSISTANT EDITOR, POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
  • Omar Haq
    ASSISTANT EDITOR
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Crime, History, War, War on Drugs, Marijuana
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Mexico, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa 2k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78 (16x9 V
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • DOCLA
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 19, 2019
    World Premiere
    Storyteller Award & Best Producers
Director Biography

Robert Rippberger is a filmmaker with a broad array of creative and executive experience. He most recently directed and produced the Harlem drama, 'Strive,' with Danny Glover to be released through AMC's Urban Movie Channel and Aspire TV, as well as the war on drugs documentary, 'Public Enemy Number One' from Executive Producer Ice-T that is currently playing festivals having premiered at DOCLA.

In 2016, Robert directed/produced the documentary '7 Days in Syria,' a look at the human side of the war in Aleppo. The film was championed by Angelina Jolie, screened at Britain's House of Lords, to senior members of the U.N., and was released on Hulu and Amazon.

Robert went on to executive produce with Jason Blum the feature doc, 'Alive & Kicking'. The film was sold to Magnolia Films after its debut at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival where it received a Grand Jury nomination. The film is available on Netflix.

In 2006, Robert formed the production company Aletheia Films, a philosophy term used to describe 'a disclosing of truth', with a view to make entertaining and impactful films for mass audiences. The company has produced for Trumbull Studios, The NY Times, The Jane Goodall Institute, and Warren Miller.

Robert received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from UC, Berkeley in 2012 where he was awarded the Eisner Prize for his film 'In the Middle.' It is considered "the highest award given for creativity on the UC, Berkeley campus."

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